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O'Callaghan asks for help in fight against polio in Sudan

Archived, 6 days ago From meathchronicle.ie 

Navan, IRELAND - UNICEF ambassador and Irish rugby star Donncha O’Callaghan has appealed to Irish families to join with SuperValu, Dunnes Stores and other leading outlets in Meath and elsewhere in supporting UNICEF in its efforts currently underway aimed at eliminati ...

Doctors Without Borders to help Harare hospital as mental disorders soar

Archived, 6 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Medicine Sans Frantieres (MSF or Doctors without Borders) says it is going to provide material and human resources at the Harare Hospital's psychiatric unit as a way of easing problems the institution is facing in administering the welfare of mental ...

Bill Gates dontates $6 million to research vaccine for HIV

Archived, 6 days ago From pinknews.co.uk 

London, U K - The Microsoft founder retired from his role with the tech firm in 2008 to dedicate himself to philanthropy and work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Last week, he donated $5.8 million to researchers at the Scripps Research Ins ...

Raising a cuppa in aid of vital cancer charity

Archived, 6 days ago From buryfreepress.co.uk 

Bury St Edmunds, U K - The Macmillan Information and Support Centre at West Suffolk Hospital brought in £815 from a stall selling cakes baked by patients, relatives and staff as well as handmade cards and donated items such as lavender cushions and word search books.

Make-A-Wish sends a local boy to Disney World

Archived, 6 days ago From wpsdlocal6.com 

Paducah, KENTUCKY - Three-year-old Zhandri Martin battles cystic fibrosis every day. It affects his lungs so much that he uses a machine to clear his airway twice a day.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending the Martin family on a six-day getaway to Disne ...

Starkey Hearing Foundation helps people with hearing loss by facilitating connections

Archived, 6 days ago From medicaldaily.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Sophia Stamos was 7 years old when she got her first hearing aids. Now 12, Sophia will be receiving another state-of-the-art pair, created, customized, and paid for by the Starkey Hearing Foundation. But despite growing up with hearing loss and learn ...

Skydive raises hundreds for charity

Archived, 7 days ago From lutontoday.co.uk 

Luton, U K - Bianca Starkey, of Ambleside, took on the skydive challenge to raise money for the charity that is close to her heart, her grandma was diagnosed with dementia in April.

She said: “The skydive was literally the most insane feeling. It f ...

Noel Gallagher and Hozier team up for charity song

Archived, 7 days ago From rte.ie 

Dublin, U K - Hozier will appear alongside Noel Gallagher and Spandau Ballet on Boob Spelled Backwards is Boob, a charity single for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation which is being organised by LA-based Irish DJ Greg McQuaid.

McQuaid, who hosts ...

New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan

Archived, 7 days ago From gavi.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - As part of the Government of Afghanistan’s ongoing efforts to eradicate polio and strengthen routine immunization, H.E Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, today formally introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into ...

MSF applauds World Health Organization move toward treatment for everyone with HIV

Archived, 7 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today applauded the new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) that all people be offered antiretroviral treatment immediately after testing positive for HIV. But MSF warned that turning this new recommenda ...

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